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Local Students Sell Lollipops to "Help Lick Cancer"

PHILADELPHIA (October 3, 2000) -- North Penn High School sophomore Kristin Zanoni and Pennbrook Middle School freshman Erica Schaffel presented a check for $500 to Fox Chase Cancer Center on Oct. 2, 2000 on behalf of Pennbrook Middle School's Student Council. The campaign to raise money called "Help Lick Cancer" started last spring at Pennbrook and continued this fall at North Penn.

Zanoni, Schaffel and their classmates sold 1,000 lollipops donated by area grocery stores for 50 cents each. Zanoni said she wrote letters to local grocery stores including ACME, Weiss Markets, Target, Costco and Genuardi's to get the lollipops donated. A gift tag was attached to each lollipop that was sold so students could purchase and give them as gifts.

Fox Chase Cancer Center executive vice president Don Leedy accepted the $500 check. Zanoni said the student council chose cancer as its fundraising project because everyone is affected by cancer. Her mother, Linda Zanoni, works at Fox Chase.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1974, conducts basic and clinical research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit the Center's web site at

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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